Johnnie loves his train (The General) and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnnie must rescue both his loves. Written by Ed Stephan The General is a 1926 American english-language Action Adventure film starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Henry Smith and Jean Woodward. The movie is based on The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. Buster Keaton Productions in association with Joseph M. Schenck Productions. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Joseph Schenck and Buster Keaton. The movie is directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton. United Artists acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. The General was released on 2nd January 1927 in Silent film and English intertitles languages and takes a screen time of 75 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released. The General was made on a budget of $0 million and at the box office it grossed only $0 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Al Boasberg, Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, Charles Henry Smith and Paul Gerard Smith. Cinematography was done by Bert Haines and Devereaux Jennings and editing by Buster Keaton and Sherman Kell. The music was composed by William P. Perry along with Carl Davis, Robert Israel, Baudime Jam, Joe Hisaishi, Timothy Brock and Angelin Fonda.
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Release Date02 JAN 1927
Run Time67 MINUTES
Budget$ 0 MILLION
Action, Adventure, Comedy
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The General Reviews and Ratings
Average Review Rating : 4.8/5
Positive Review Rating : 96%
The Union men throw another tie onto the tracks, and Keaton, with perfect aim and timing, knocks the second off by throwing the first.Its flawless and perfect, but consider how risky it is to sit o... ( Read More )
The result is a flop.The story is a burlesque of a Civil War meller. ( Read More )
Only superlatives will do to describe Keatons hilarious Civil War dramatic comedy. ( Read More )
by One of Buster Keatons most popular comedies, co directed by him and Clyde Bruckman, tells the story of Johnnie, a man who loves his train (The General) and Annabelle Lee. ( Read More )
The General...lets you see the result in luminous high definition. ( Read More )